Castlemaine Circus opens up a new world for participants. It is a physically rich space where participants can be challenged, stimulated and take risks. The environment is welcoming, fun, safe and open to all abilities. Our circus also provides social and emotional development where participants can build their confidence, creative expression and work together with the class.
Castlemaine Circus Inc. is an inclusive and accessible circus arts program offering classes across gymnastics-based tumbling, acrobalance, conditioning, aerial, circus arts and performance creation, for ages 3 years to adult.
Castlemaine Circus was established in 2013 as a direct response to ongoing requests from the community for childrens’ circus classes. Established as a not-for-profit incorporated association, by a committee of volunteers, Castlemaine Circus Inc. now engages 10 experienced local trainers from Clunes, Daylesford and Castlemaine.
Castlemaine Circus classes began in February 2014 with three classes per week. The circus has been a resounding success and now has eighteen classes per week with over 220 children and adults attending. There are two weekly classes for each age group: from preschoolers right through to adult classes.
Castlemaine Circus will continue to grow to meet the needs of the community with planned families’ classes, and classes that target young people with learning difficulties and young people identified as at risk.
It takes a community to make a circus, and it couldn’t have happened without the support of our start up funding partners, the outstanding generosity of families, and the ongoing efforts of our passionate operations team.